As always a perfect stay. We love catching up with you every year. We have celebrated many of our anniversaries with you. This year we came a bit early for our 48th anniversary. It’s so relaxing here when our son and his wife came. They loved it too.This is the perfect getaway. We always leave refreshed and looking forward to our next visit.

Merrell & Mona “

-Marshalltown, IA


This place is so beautiful and relaxing. We have felt truly pampered here. You made our 30th anniversary amazing. So glad to meet you and experience the friendliness of the island. Your porch was my favorite, the cool breeze and the birds singing. I hope we make it back again. Thank you so much for everything. Til next time!

– come see us and let us pamper you if you ever get up that way!

Virginia & Kerry”

-Rossville, IA


Thank you for all the great talks and we really enjoyed our stay. Cant wait to come back again with friends and family. Hopefully go out on the river next time. The house is wonderful & the views are beautiful! Until next time!

Linda & Joe”

– St.Charles, IL

“June 26th, 27th, & 28th. Thank you for making our 50th anniversary very special! We’ve enjoyed your swing, the great addition! You have a very special heart for helping people. Keep blessing others. We never can out give god. God knew we needed to meet. Love & Prayers Always,

LaVern & Leora”


We really enjoyed our stay at your castle. The ferry rides were great and swinging on the red swings watching the boats, barges, trains was fun. The breakfast was wonderful and we enjoyed riding the classic bikes. Thanks again & blessings to you.

Dave & Rose”

-Kalona, IA

“Been in a castle for 1 night. Was such a great time! It was magical. The house is so nice. Thanks a lot.

Christiane & Marco”

-Québec, Canada


We really enjoyed our stay. The Castle was comfortable & we really enjoyed trying to discover its secrets. Not many things break John’s brain like that. I have a feeling in the next week we will be learning all there is to know about EMF’s.

It was nice & relaxing on the porch. Breakfast was fantastic!!! Eagle Point Park and Wide River Winery were amazing as well. We are off to the Palisades before home now. I have a feeling we will be back either with an explanation of the morning doll or to document it =)

Kat & John”

“We loved our all American stay here in Sabula! Bikes to ride, pizza and street chalk. And pelicans – we dont get to see those in Amsterdam. The view on the Mississippi is lovely of course. Our kids throwing stones into the mighty Mississippi. Thanks Sharon!

Jerry, Tip & Joline”

– Amsterdam, Netherlands